Kraton is "Stretching the Limits" in the Design and Construction of Personal Care Products at the IDEA 2016 Expo

HOUSTON and BOSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces plans to exhibit at IDEA 2016. The Kraton team will be available at booth #752, May 3rd-5th at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kraton will showcase SBS and SIS polymers that provide stretch functionality for personal care product designs. Two examples of these polymers are: elastic films for the comfortable fit desired at the waist and hips to prevent leaks and elastic attachment adhesives designed to adhere elastic threads to polyolefin nonwovens and films. Polymer modification grades will also be available to enhance flexibility, impact or dampening. This portfolio of polymer solutions is constructed to enhance the performance of everyday products for applications such as personal hygiene, medical and consumer products. 

"We believe customer engagement is critical to our success, which is why it is so important to be a part of events such as IDEA," said Robert Gregan, vice president of Sales for Performance Products. "As a long-time leader in the manufacture of styrenic block copolymers used in the personal care industry, we believe our innovation gives our customers a true competitive advantage." Kraton continuously strives to support product manufacturers with innovations that enhance product performance, improve processing capabilities and optimize cost effectiveness in their operations.

To learn more about these polymer solutions, visit booth #752 to speak with a Kraton commercial or technical professional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a Kraton representative during the exhibition, please email your request to

About Kraton Polymers

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

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